On Confidence, Priorities, Faith & Service

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
-Marianne Williamson

“Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.” -Naguib Mahfouz

“It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” -Zig Ziglar

“Start by doing what is necessary; then what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -St. Francis of Assisi

“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” -Zig Ziglar

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” -Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like the most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” -Audrey Hepburn

“Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.”
-Rose Milligan

“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” -Zig Ziglar

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” -Author Unknown